Look into your dresser and pick out your most worn piece of clothing — is it denim? We thought so. Jeans are the anchor of most of our outfits, and with good reason. They are comfortable, easy to style, and look just as good dressed up or down. But having one pair of amazing-fitting jeans just isn't good enough. So we rounded up the eight essential denim pieces you need for style success.
Read on for a simple guide to the only denim you'll ever need, because while trends come and go, true blues will always be in style.
Skinny Jeans: It's impossible to go wrong with a simple pair of skinny jeans. You can dress them up or down, and with so many different washes available, it's easy to find the look that is right for you.
Boyfriend Jeans: A relaxed boyfriend jean is the casual-cool alternative to your staple skinnies. Pair them with a structured top and leather jacket to dress them up, or rock them with a tee for a casual weekend getup.
Cropped Jeans: Stylish women from Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow have known the power of the slim, cropped denim jeans. You can wear this jean style for almost as many occasions as you can your favourite skinny jeans. Cropped jeans are also a fabulous way to show off great shoes.
Something Wild: Mix up your look with a pair of jeans that make a statement. Try overalls, neon jeans, or a pair with a funky print for a time when the basics just won't do it. Trust us, it's always a good idea to have something over-the-top in your arsenal.
Denim Shorts: For the days when it's just too warm to wear pants, cutoffs become our casual go-to. Whether you pair them with a simple bikini top or something a little fancier, these daisy dukes were made for Summer.
Black Jeans: Don't underestimate the power of a simple pair of black jeans. These style staples are universally flattering and easy to wear since they match everything.
White Jeans: When Summer rolls around, it's time to break out your easy-breezy white jeans. It may take time to find the right fit for you, but don't give up. Once you find the perfect pair, you won't want to take them off.
Flared Jeans: While skinny jeans may be your go-to denim, having a flared style on hand is equally important. Pair your flares with high-heeled sandals or booties for a lengthening look you can't say no to.